The Homeless Bird is a short animated story expressing the loss of homes for wildlife due to the destruction of habitats such as deforestation. With the loss of natural habitats each year, many animals have to migrate to areas that are unfit to provide for them. The main goal is to draw attention to this problem and to help encourage the audience to act.
The project concerns the combination of practicing motion graphics design theories and experimenting with available computer graphics integration technologies. The final piece is a 2:55 minute visual story that combines both a fantasy and realistic setting.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Computer animation--Themes, motives; Computer animation--Technique; Deforestation--Interactive multimedia--Design; Birds--Habitat--Conservation--Interactive multimedia--Design
Visual Communication Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Griffin, Kyle, "The Homeless Bird: A Motion Graphics Narrative About Deforestation and Animals." (2014). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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